South East Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EST on Monday 19 August 2019.

Weather Situation

A southwesterly flow ahead of a warm front that will cross the state this afternoon and evening with winds tending westerly behind the front. Another cold front will cross the state Tuesday afternoon with winds strengthening to strong and gusty during Tuesday morning. Fresh to strong and gusty southwesterly flow on Wednesday as a high pressure system moves into the Bight and a low pressure system deepens. A high over the Bight will move slowly eastwards on Thursday, extending a ridge towards Tasmania late in the day as the southwesterly flow eases. A ridge crosses the state early on Friday with winds turning northwesterly later in the day.

Forecast for the rest of Monday

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers. Snow falling above 800 metres. Winds west to northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h increasing to 30 to 45 km/h in the late evening.

Tuesday 20 August

Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of rain. Snow falling above 800 metres. Heavy falls possible in the south. Winds westerly 45 to 65 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 14.

Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Showers. Very windy. Hobart 7 14
Showers. Very windy. Huonville 4 14
Showers. Very windy. Port Arthur 4 13
Showers. Very windy. Richmond 6 15

Wednesday 21 August

Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of showers, with possible small hail. Snow falling above 400 metres. Winds west to southwesterly 55 to 75 km/h becoming southwesterly 50 to 70 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 6 and 11.

Thursday 22 August

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. Snow falling above 400 metres in the morning. Winds southwesterly 40 to 60 km/h decreasing to 30 to 45 km/h during the day then turning westerly 15 to 25 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 4 with daytime temperatures reaching between 6 and 11.

Friday 23 August

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the south in the afternoon and evening. Winds westerly 15 to 25 km/h turning northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between zero and 3 with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 15.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EST Tuesday.

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